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Nokia C5-03

Oct 14, 2010
Market status
Release date
Dec 3, 2010


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  • Low pixel density screen (229 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (128 MB RAM)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (360 x 640 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera




Nokia C5-03 is a mid-range Symbian smartphone for people on a budget. Offering a 3.2" resistive touch screen, 5MP camera, Wi-Fi, A-GPS and microSDHC card slot.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian (9.4) S60 5th Edition
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.17 x 2.01 x 0.54 inches (105.8 x 51 x 13.8 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.28 oz (93 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (147 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 3.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 360 x 640 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 229 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 52.20 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes


  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Scenes, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 640x480 (VGA) (15 fps)


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 600 MHz, ARM11
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 128 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.04 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 11.50 hours
      the average is 14 h (828 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 25.0 days (600 hours)
      the average is 17 days (417 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (918 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 24.5 days (588 hours)
      the average is 25 days (602 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 35.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 7.50 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh


  • Music player:
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition, Preset equalizer
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Flickr


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 10.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3, AAC), Video ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording


  • Officially announced:
    • 14 Oct 2010

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Nokia Battery BL-4U, Nokia Travel Charger AC-8 / AC-15, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-102, Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-101D, Nokia 2 GB microSD Card MU-37, User guide, Service Leaflet

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